Jim Lynch

Epsom and Ewell Sports Strategies

We are currently in the middle stages of two parallel pieces of work for the borough of Epsom and Ewell in north west Surrey. The first is a playing pitch strategy,  the second a built sports facilities assessment and strategy.  Both are being carried out using Sport England guidance and in close cooperation with the governing bodies of sport, Active Surrey, Surrey Playing Fields Association...

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A New Leisure Centre in Armthorpe

We have just, January 2020, been appointed to carry out a feasibility study for a new leisure facility in Armthorpe in south Yorkshire.   We’ll be working with Armthorpe Parish Council on the best way to improve leisure opportunities in the former mining community.  One of the village’s claims to fame is as the home of the Markham Main Colliery Band which is named for the pit which...

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South Holland Sports Facilities Strategies

South Holland District Council in Lincolnshire commissioned us last year to produce two complementary strategies. These are a playing pitch strategy covering the major pitch sports of cricket, hockey, football and the two rugby codes and a built facilities strategy covering all other facilities including sports halls, swimming pools, tennis courts and fitness centres. We are working on both...

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A New Leisure Centre in Woolwich

Built in 1984, the Waterfront Leisure Centre in Woolwich is one of the largest in London. It has two sports halls, four different water areas including a leisure pool with flume, squash courts and a large gym. However, it’s now showing its age. The Royal Borough of Greenwich is proposing to replace the Waterfront with a new, state-of-the-art centre as a centrepiece to the...

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Spelthorne Playing Pitch Strategy

We are currently working with Spelthorne Borough Council to draft a new playing pitch strategy linked to their new Local Plan. This will replace the old playing field assessment which dates from 2013. We are working closely with the council and their partners at Surrey Cricket, Middlesex FA, the RFU and England Hockey. We’ve also had some excellent involvement from local clubs...

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